Analysis Of The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka

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“The Metamorphosis” is a surreal novella by Franz Kafka surrounding the transformation and betrayal of Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one day, reborn into a large insect. Along with the bizarre and nightmarish appearance of his new hard back, brown segmented belly, and many legs, Gregor’s only desire is to live a normal life; unfortunately, this is impossible because he struggles to even get out of bed. Gregor’s transformation into an insect is a vivid metaphor for the alienation of humans from around the world. After losing his human form, Gregor is automatically deprived of the right to be a part of society. Franz Kafka could relate to Gregor because he too was mistreated and neglected by his father and worked a job that he was unhappy doing.…show more content…
Before his unimaginable transformation, he was a traveling salesman, who made his earnings to help his parents and his sister. Gregor loves and respects his mother and especially his sister for all she was compelled to do for him, but "extreme warmth" and proximity do not arise between them (Kafka, pp. 1896). The world of Gregor’s hobbies and spiritual intelligence is miserable: reading a newspaper or familiarity with the train schedule. The life of Gregor Samsa is monotonous, boring and dull; he is lonely at work and at home. The only thing that unites the family is the dream of material well-being and money. One morning, after a restless sleep, Gregor finds himself in his bed transformed into a large insect. He is always in a hurry from one train to another in pursuit of profits. The transformation is a complete embodiment of the state in which Gregor Samsa has been accustomed. Now his appearance is consistent with the life that he led, when taking care of the family completed all his interests, and he had to live like a bustling and helpless insect. Taking in his views of life from a different perspective, Gregor sees the truth that he previously could not understand because of the severe family circumstances and exhausting work. Previously, he believed that his sacrifice was not in vain. Now all the illusions crumble away after he discovers that the family can do without him (Kafka, pp. 1909). His dear people feel…show more content…
Removing certain resources from life will cause others to discover other means of living, and determine their own unknown talent or ability. For instance, Gregor was always the go to person in the family, but now with the unforeseen change the family has to rely on themselves in order to survive. Gregor is no longer a source for them. His family reluctantly takes matters into their own hands. Some gain employment, take in boarders, and discover other ways to earn money (Kafka, pp. 1895). Change can happen in modern society that may cause an uproar or confusion. As a result, instead of sobbing in sorrows, the opportunity is presented to make a change for the better and step out on faith. Sadly, it took Gregory’s transformation and his untimely death for the family to find their own individual
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